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PS4 firmware update sidelines Evolve's Big Alpha (Update)

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The "Big Alpha" for four-versus-one cooperative monster hunting game Evolve has been postponed on PS4 because of technical issues, the developers said today.

Update: 2K Games announced on Sunday it has resolved the problems on PlayStation 4 and will extend the "Big Alpha" for Evolve — on all platforms — until Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 3 pm ET.

"We have some unfortunate news to share with folks planning to participate in the Big Alpha test on PlayStation 4 starting today," according to a post on the official site. "Following the recent PS4 2.00 firmware update, we are experiencing difficulties with the Evolve Big Alpha on PlayStation 4. As a result, the test on PlayStation 4 is postponed. PlayStation and 2K are working together on a resolution."

For now, if you happen to also own an Xbox One or PC, you can just play there using a provided code. If you're on PS4 only, though, you're going to have to be patient.

For those of you leaping to another platform, here's the process.

Step 1: Go to http://www.evolvegame.com/bigalpha

Step 2: Fill out the form completely including the registration code, referral code, and a valid email

Step 3: Check your email for an official invite with your product voucher code

Step 4: Redeem the product voucher code on the platform of your choice to download the game

Registration Code: 05379-29749-32069

Referral Code: EvolveBigAlpha4v1

This isn't the first known problem caused by the latest PS4 firmware update. Earlier this week, some complained of having troubling restarting their consoles.